Oh, Sheila: Rep. Jackson Lee finds constitutional right to health care in Declaration of Independence

If Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee believes the Mars rover is able to find the American flag planted on the moon, then it’s no great stretch to find a constitutional right to health care and education in the Declaration of Independence. The Washington Times reports that Jackson Lee, on the House floor last night, theorized that health care and education are necessary components to realizing the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

“I think that what should be continuously emphasized is the president’s leadership on one single point: that although health care was not listed per se in the Constitution, it should be a constitutional right,” Jackson Lee said.

So the Supreme Court managed to find the right to abortion in there, but that whole right to bear arms might have been a typo? And if the founding fathers only meant the Second Amendment to apply to muskets, just what sort of health care did they intend to guarantee?


    Next can we expect that she will see in her Utopian Mind that she sees the Constitutional Right in the Declaration of Independence that we will never ever do anything that doesn’t have an Equal Outcome, too.

    • TocksNedlog

      What, you think that having liberty entitles someone to fail? Not in liberal la-la-land it doesn’t.

  • William J. Miller

    If the 2nd Amendment only applies to muskets, then a constitutional O’care applies only to a shot of whiskey, biting block, tie downs, and a saw.

    • Clayton Grant

      If the 2nd Amendment only applies to muskets, then freedom of speech only applies to parchment.

      • Lienathan

        On paper. From a printing press. Or standing on a soapbox on a corner. No TV or radio, either.

        • Clayton Grant


      • LinTaylor

        No, freedom of PRESS only applies to print. Freedom of SPEECH only applies to what you say in public, not over the phones or Internet.

        • Clayton Grant

          It’s the same 1st amendment and I was trying to be concise. Sorry you missed that.

          • LinTaylor

            Actually, I was trying to continue the joke about how if one amendment only applies to the implements that existed when it was written, then so do the others.

      • 1SkepticalChick

        Handwritten at that.

        • thetreyman

          and only with a quill pen and parchment.

      • William J. Miller

        Because, just as the founders couldn’t foresee advances in weaponry, neither could they see the press advance to TVs and computers, nor medicine advance to penicillin and antibacterial soap.

        • Grumpa Grumpus

          nor birth control…
          they used sheep bladders, btw…

    • mickeyco

      Your response wins my comment of the day. Thanks.

    • IBXNJ

      Most healthcare back then was bloodletting done by barbers.

    • IBXNJ

      And I almost forgot about the leeches!!

      • bob77021

        leeches….totally different word.

    • NormB

      Don’t laugh yet, it may come to that soon.

    • Mr. Saturn

      Were they still treating people based on “humors” back in those days?

    • James Paul

      I will take your whiskey and hold on the biting block, tie downs, and the saw please!

    • Sonus

      I thought the latter pretty much was O’care.

    • chetnapier

      you forgot leeches ; oh


    So we can now sue the ObamaGovt for the 235 years that we haven’t been issued it?

  • mickeyco

    She’s been hanging out with Melissa Harris-Perry again, hasn’t she?

    • Garth Haycock

      Folks on the left don’t hang out. They loiter.

      • mickeyco


  • Garth Haycock

    I think Representative Lee may actually be dumber than Representative Hank Johnson.

    • Clayton Grant


      • CatHerder

        No, I’ve had the dubious pleasure of listening to her mindless drivel for many decades now. Algae is smarter than her.

        • ceemack

          That’s kind of harsh.

          What did algae ever do to you?

    • Marvin Nelson

      That’s like saying that a hammer is dumber than a rock.

    • riversong1220

      Yes but is she dumber than BIden? There’s the toss up. The Mars rover finding he flag on the moon or Biden’s comment on the Germans bombing Pearl Harbor. The twilight zone of elected officials.

  • http://twitter.com/HotRodFan899 Gary Freeman

    Shelia Jackson Lee doesn’t know the first thing about the Constitution. No liberal does. If they knew anything about the Constitution, or even respected it, they would know that trying to take our guns is a violation of said Constitution. They really need to start removing any political figure who tries to violate the Constitution from office when they violate it. These morons are sworn in with an oath to uphold the Constitution. But the libs think, “that doesn’t apply to us!!”

    • mdtljt

      On the nosie…what jackholes they are…and so proud of it…WTF

  • Lienathan

    You have a ‘right’ to pursue the best health care you can afford to get for yourself.
    Beyond that, there is not, and can not be a “right” to something that involves the labor of other people. “Health Care” is the labor of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical technnology engineers, etc. And claiming a ‘right’ to their labors is to regard them as slaves. Neither can a ‘right’ be determined to the labors of other people (in the form of their money) to pay for one’s health care. The very concept defies logic and that is the very simple argument we should all make when confronted with this garbage. The same goes for Welfare and any other ‘right’ that imposes upon other individuals to provide the benefit.
    I have a right to keep and bear arms. That confers on no one a duty to *provide* me a gun. My right to free speech confers on no one a duty to listen to me or provide me a platform to speak. My rights against search and seizure and to due process require only that the government leave me alone unless they have good cause to interfere with me. Life, Liberty and the *pursuit* of happiness are my human rights, which require nobody’s help for me to enjoy. They require *my own* effort to provide the benefits of those rights to myself, and it’s the same with ‘health care’.

    • Harry Myers

      Well put Lienathan. Too bad she will never be able to comprehend it.

    • Nancy DeVisser


    • JUSTME

      very well stated.

    • http://twitter.com/donnjuann Knoxvillain

      I already tweeted this but I still can’t figure out how to tweet the hell out it.

      • Worship Dancer

        just add one of your followers and add PLZ RT

    • Jason Call

      Similar the right of the accused to retain an attorney. Sure the public defender sucks, but he’s better at the paperwork than I am, so he’s really performing a service for the court rather than for me. Okay. I still have a right to hire, with my own money, the attorney of my choice, who will truly advocate for me.

      The poor can’t buy as much legal assistance as the rich can. Nor can they of meager subsistence afford to buy as many firearms or newspaper ads as can the wealthy. Some merely lack the wherewithal to exercise their God-given, Constitutionally-guaranteed rights to the degree that others can.

      Like Clarence Thomas said: The dirty little secret about freedom is that you’re on your own.

      The foregoing may well be superfluous, since you iterated the truth of the matter so well.

      Thank you for reminding me where the socialist’s logical fallacy lies, i.e. that there is no right to other people’s money, because taking it from them violates their rights.

      Hence, no right can exist which guarantees health care, affordable housing, free food, or anything which must be provided by somebody else. Somebody pays, thus the government infringes their rights.
      Representative Lee is a purveyor of the bastardization of our language which calls everything a Marxist wants a ‘right’, having long since twisted the meanings of ‘commerce’ and ‘welfare’ in order to undermine federalism and centralize power. I don’t really care to delineate the moronic from the evil. Wrong is wrong.
      I enjoy ranting a little, infrequently. I appreciate your comment as it got me to thinking about lessons from Sowell, Levin and Limbaugh, true champions of freedom and American exceptionalism.
      Yes, she is exceptional and may yet defy history and reverse her steeply plunging trajectory toward socialism, tyranny, and dissolution.
      A great leader once said,”Pray as though it all depends on Him, and work as though it all depends on us.” Please let’s pray for our beloved nation, and particularly for those with whom we disagree.
      Thanks, Twitchy, for the space to rant. I love the people who post here.

      • Lienathan

        That’s an interesting point about the right to counsel. Some might say that proves me wrong, but I’d say it’s a different animal. Prosecution is an imposition on your rights. You don’t have liberty when you are ‘in custody’. When the State is your ‘custodian’, by definition it is now responsible for you. It has a duty to make sure your rights are protected as it goes through the process of prosecution. The Attorney you are provided is an officer of the court, usually serving in the position of Public Defender and works for and is paid by the State. The State does not owe it to you to hire the most expensive and highest regarded attorney it can find. It only has to make sure your counsel is competent.

        Clarence Thomas is right. The ‘dirty little secret’ is double edged though. You are on you own, but you also are not stuck with what the government deigns to give to you. You have the right to the best you can procure for yourself.

        If we want to provide ‘health care’ through the government there are ways to do that. The way they want to do it, by trying to force the private health care market to act as the government dictates, is not the way. For all of the money that will be spent trying to make the Obamacare debacle work, we could probably just fund a public clinic in most major municipalities.

        Better yet the Federal Government could just stay out of it (and relinquish some of the tax money they ‘need’ to throw down this rathole) and each State (and/or City and County, etc) could figure out it’s own solution. Public Clinics wouldn’t be the best health care money can buy, but it would be something, just the same as the public defender.

        History shows private charity will do the job if the government just stays out of the way. Hospitals for the most part in this country were not originated or built by the government. They were built by the church (that’s why so many of them have the name of a Saint attached to them.) Do you, as a citizen, believe that health care should be provided to all? Good. Very compassionate. Create partnerships, raise money, open a clinic. Keep it running, and cut out the middleman. It will probably be less expensive and more efficient, since the Government generally takes a healthy cut off the top to pay the bureaucrats. Government is not the only or even the best answer to all problems.

        • Jason Call

          National government is the best agent over none but a mere handful of powers enumerated by the authors of the U.S. Constitution. The genius of that document is unparalleled. Amendments IX and X have long been rendered moot. We’re effing doomed.

          I like the point about hospitals named for saints–schools, too, huh? May these vestiges endure, to provide a suggestion as to methods by which we kicked a** before the Dept. of Education and Obamacare epic money-laundering boondoggles.

    • dave_570m

      Right on !!!!! Couldn’t have said it better myself !!!! Thanks!

  • camnpat

    If she had actually read the Constitution, and understood it, she would realize that it revolves around what the GOVERNMENT CAN’T DO, and the few rights it gives its citizens revolve around a simple tenant: that the individual is free to pursue their life, liberty, and property/ happiness as they see fit. That includes housing, education, and health care, among all the rest of things people like Sheila want given to them. Someone’s happiness can be simple not to have health insurance so forcing you to get it would violates your rights, using Sheila’s logic.

    • TexSizzle

      The Constitution does not give us any rights. It enumerates some of our *God-given* rights.

      • camnpat

        Exactly. We have a Constitution of negative rights for a reason which was one of the many masterstrokes from the Founders.

        Sheila doesn’t know that, though.

  • redpuma

    My main question is when will the people in Houston see the light and recognize they’re represented in Washington by a certified dingbat?

    • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

      I asked my husband that (he lived in Houston for 5 years) and he said her constituents are just as dumb and entitled as she is. #HusbandKeepsItReal

      • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

        I knew a man from Houston who voted democrat. When I asked him why, he replied, ” I’m for smaller government and less intrusion in my life.” He wouldn’t listen to reason.

        • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

          My Dad use to say “You can’t reason with stupid.” The older I get the more I see that statement as true when it comes to liberals.

    • CatHerder

      It’s the same moral quandary as with Ted Kennedy. Or Clinton, for the matter of that.

    • bob77021

      Only when the folks who vote for her become income earners and pay taxes vs existing on government benefits.

      • Worship Dancer

        well THAT will probably NEVER happen

    • John Galt

      Have you seen the average IQ of most people in Houston? i wouldn’t hold my breath, and that comes from a guy that calls Fort Worth home and has to work out of Houston.

      • Guest

        That’s a really stupid post, John Galt.
        I’m from Houston and have always wondered why PEOPLE IN HER DISTRICT keep re-electing her. They are no way a reflection of ‘most of the people in Houston’.
        That’s like saying most of the people in Fort Worth are as dumb as you.
        More than half the voting public got Obama re-elected. Hold your breath until you get that one figured out.
        And, you don’t ‘have to work out of Houston’, you choose to.

        • John Galt

          Unfortunately, I DO have to work out of Houston to feed my family. Your town is a crime haven, and you’re not going to convince anybody otherwise. Most people in Fort Worth are smart like me because they CHOSE not to live in Houston.

  • Steve_J

    Considering those words are in the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence, I wonder how she got to the Constitution?

    • christophercilley

      I was wondering that myself!

  • Jeremy

    She thought the US flag was on Mars that should be enough to tell you that she is a moron.

  • https://twitter.com/Captain_Cy_kun Cy

    So basically everything that liberals want is in the Constitution and everything they don’t like is outdated and only applies to things that were around when it was written? ….WHY does anyone vote for these idiots?

  • oneword


  • David Berndt

    My God this woman is just plain DUMB!!!!!!!!!

    • mickeyco

      Can’t you do better, David? DUMB!!!!!! just doesn’t seem, well,dumb enough for her.

  • MikeTX62

    Sheila Jackson Lee is a DISGRACE!! I’m from Texas (NOT, thank God, Sheila’s district, thank God), and most of us are sick of her, too. Unfortunately, she’s in a gerrymandered district that ensures that she’ll keep her seat as long as she wants it. It is often said that the most dangerous place in America is between Sheila Jackson Lee and a TV camera. Just remember, folks, that this is the woman who filed a formal complaint against the National Weather Service because they weren’t naming enough hurricanes with “black names.”

    • christophercilley

      Sounds to me that she took an IQ test and ended up owing the test points!

  • christophercilley

    Sounds to me that she took and IQ test and ended up with a score owning the test points! The statement she is referring to is in the preamble of the Declaration of Independence, NOT the Constitution!

  • Folly67

    How does anyone that stupid get elected to public office?

    • walterc

      Numerous times? I can see how she might have fooled the taxpayers once, but how many times has she been reelected? According to Wikipedia (I know, don’t say it) she has been “serving” in the house since 1995. That’s almost 20 years of fooling the people of Texas. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me 10 times, I should go shoot myself.

      • mickeyco

        Um- Look at Obama.

      • CatHerder

        She doesn’t fool anybody. Her constituents are as stubborn and defensive as Ted Kennedy’s, though.

    • disqus_qRdD4QKcxo

      That one is easy. The ppl who voted her in is dumb.

    • sb36695

      “useful idiots”
      You give them an Obamaphone, and they say “Romney sucks bad!”

    • http://www.facebook.com/frank.bennett.161 Frank Bennett

      all these idiots are slaves to Jackson, Sharptongue, Jealous, Farakkhan and the rest of the blacks who tell them how to act and what to say…they arent smart enough to use their flea size brains so they rely on the idiot race mongers such as the above…typical candidate for the black caucus Oblama needs…

  • Trenton Hansen

    This is what happens when you ignore your education because you don’t want to appear “too white.”

  • EverybodyTalks

    If the 2nd Amendment means Muskets it follows that our Founding Fathers meant Health Care was cauterizing a wound with a hot iron out of the campfire. Sit down Shelia…you’re dizzy from spinning!

  • sb36695

    Has she seen the flag on Mars yet?

    • George Bleick

      Send her to Mars and let her look for it!!!

  • SickNtiredinPA

    I think she may have a grabbed a copy of the old USSR Constitution or perhaps FDR’s New Bill of Rights, both of which, not coincidently, listed housing, education, health care, food and a job as “rights”. Might she add a right to what ever I want? The RevRants Sharpton & Jackson seem to think everyone should have everything everyone else has.

    • TocksNedlog

      The scary thing is, even though FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights” was never enacted in the form of constitutional amendments, this hasn’t stopped the liberals from trying to enact all of its provisions in one form or another ever since.

  • http://www.scotthuse.com esuhcs

    It is true, you have the RIGHT to get a publicly paid education so that you can receive that knowledge and expand upon it to develop skills and work your butt off so that you can pay for your own healthcare in the USA.

  • Guest

    Don’t forget folks the disaster known as Sheila Jackson Lee is a proud graduate of Yale University (what does that tell you about Ivy League schools?) and The University of Virgina School of Law. Once while visiting NASA she asked if they would be able to see the flag that the astronauts had planted there? But hey she is up there intellectually with Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) who as we all know the congressman was concerned about the island of Guam tipping over due to too many U.S. Marines being there.

  • klnassie

    WE DO HAVE The right to prusue healthcare, just as we have the right to get a job and pay for it ourselves.

  • gregzotta

    Sheila Jackson Lee is an ignorant, racist buffoon and should not be taken seriously. What is wrong with you people who continue to re-elect this fool.

    • Secede

      They are the same color as her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BrianWSmith Brian Smith

    Umm does she not realized there is a difference between pursuit and guarantee. Also if we are basing the 2nd amendment on the weaponry of that era, then cannons for everyone.

  • hosss

    What a poor excuse for an American citizen..Oh, I forgot. She is a Communist.

  • Gary

    Hey Sheila, shouldn’t you be worrying about hurricanes not having more “black” names? What a DUNCE!

  • Sandra Lee McMahon

    It states pursuit of happiness. Well it would make me happy as hell to not pay taxes so others can benefit off me. We can stop paying now and be HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY…

  • ibelieveinfreedom2

    This woman is a Yale graduate! Two words…. Racial Quotas.
    Wouldn’t it have been much better for the world if intelligence were the determining factor?

  • peoplectr

    Being a minority, they interpret the constitution as being a free reign on free stuff. The pursuit of happiness to them covers everything that makes them happy and should be free and provided by the government. It’s the mentality

    • Secede

      And that’s why they are known as ” Youme’s” ( pronounced ” You Owe Me”)

  • tops116

    Odd how she considers it a constitutional right and yet gladly exempts herself from it.

    “Obamacare! It’s so awesome that we Democrats keep trying to exempt ourselves from it and delay its start until after the 2014 midterms! Yeah!”

    • Michelle

      They’re scrambling now. The Dems in Congress are finally realizing that once this mess called Obamacare fully rolls out in Jan 2014, their jobs are on line and in severe danger in Nov. 2014. There was a recent report here in CA that explained we already don’t have enough providers to handle insured patients, we’re having a severe Doctor shortage, it takes months to get an appointment, and when Jan 2014 comes and hundreds of thousands in this state get insurance, access to a Doctor will only get woefully worse. I can’t wait for Nov when the Senate goes back to the Republicans.

      • Secede

        I know 4 family practice doctors who closed their offices in the last three months just in our town already.

  • gw40334

    Shelia really? well Declaration of Independence is not the Constitution but I guess in your world they are the same. Just like unicorns, rainbows and lollipops in that rose colored world you live in

  • lukuj

    IIn Lee’s mind, the Constitution implies the right for everyone to get everything they want “free” so those who don’t want to work don’t have to do so. This would satisfy her constituents.

  • Michelle

    Um, the words life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are in the Declaration of Independence. Did she really borrow words from the Declaration of Independence to back up her Declaration of Dependence? All stupid people, out of my Congress, now!

  • grais

    She also found North and South Vietnam living in peace, side by side, soooooo….

  • gjsmith_62

    “Constitution implies a right to health care”

    Along with free kitties, Big Macs, homes on the French Riviera, helium ballons, and island tipping insurance.

    (ok not hank, sue me ) … oh and free lawyers.

  • arttie

    What a mental conundrum she will have applying the right to life to her position on abortion.

  • Jimmy Hammond

    This is the same moron that thought there was still a North & South Vietnam. Her and Hank Johnson-GA (Guam is going to tip over if we put too many people on the island). No wonder this country is in such bad shape!

  • I M Free

    another lunatic speaks. #doaharry

  • George Blackshear

    One really ignorant lady, will someone please tell this woman to take some of the money that she helps congress grab from the American taxpayers each year, and use it to further her education in Constitutional Law. Because at the present moment she doesn’t know her ass from a hole in the ground. Shelia Jackson Lee what a force to be reckoned with, maybe she just has Alzheimers.

    • mickeyco

      If she has Alzheimers, she’s had it about 40 years now.

  • Mary

    Another elected official who has never read the Constitution and has no ideaof what it means. She also failed to read the “Affordable Health Care Act”.

    • bob77021

      a la Nancy Pelosi…

  • Chip

    Shelia Jackson Lee. Just another pimp that’s made millions off of the suckers down on the Poverty Plantation.

  • bob77021

    SJL is a continuing embarrassment to Houston and to Texas.

    • John Galt

      I don’t blame her…she was born stupid. I blame the people of Houston who elevated her to the position she’s apparently unqualified to hold.

      • Secede

        Da Third Ward ghettos- where Beyonce grew up as well

        • John Galt


  • jb

    she’s right… but wrong planet. She meant on Mars.

  • ratizbad

    Shelia Runs low on the totem pole!…

  • Wolf Wylde

    now . . wait a damned minute . . up until Obamacare was passed, Ive NEVER been denied healthcare of hassled over out of pocket cash payment . . this chick trippin on something . .


    Only somebody as libt@rded as Shelia Jackson Lee could not only mix up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, but also NEVER ATTEMPTED TO READ EITHER.

    People like this should be BANNED from politics.

    • Secede

      You mean there should be standards and requirements to hold a political office ??????
      That could spell the end of the Democratic Party !


    Lee can hardly put a sentence together; let alone understand the diff between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. My goodness, why is she employed anywhere near D.C.???? Why is she employed at all? What a disgraceful woman.

  • waterytart

    I’m sure the right to a righteous hair weave is in there as well……….the constitution, et al is an out of date document until they want something. Amazing.

  • teamfrazzled

    Kind of a toss-up which member of Congress is the dumbest. I’m still scraping my jaw off the ground from when Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) asked in all seriousness if sending more troops to Guam might not cause it tip over. (Yeah, those Republicans are sure the dumb ones in this country, aren’t they? I’m betting not a single one thinks islands will tip over if you add more people!). But that is just an example revealing only the depths of his own staggering stupidity while Sheila Jackson Lee’s idiocy goes further and has at its core a true evil with great potential to cause serious and deliberate harm to other citizens -and she makes it obvious she wouldn’t mind seeing that happen as long as government was actively harming what she considered to be the ‘correct’ people.

  • jb

    you know why she usually wears those outrageous hats? So noone will see that there is nothing between her ears.

  • DeBaliviere

    Wif liberty and fo’ty ouncers fo’ all muh peeps.

  • jebjr

    Rep. Lee…. the queen of entitlement. Having reviewed my copy of the Constitution, I believe that I’ve located the part where it states that Lee has the right to be an idiot. Guaranteed healthcare? What a crock. I’m waiting for her soulmate, Rep. Maxine Waters, to jump to her defense.

  • disqus_ONaXuBegUd

    Count Clayton — Sheila Jackson Lee for President .. only question is what country other than the US would have her????

  • Right Wired

    Shelia Jackson is so stupid it took her 2 hours to watch 60 minutes.

    • barney59


    • ForTheRepublic

      With no commercials…or power.

  • John Galt

    If this sorry excuse for an American ever read the Constitution she is sworn to uphold, she’d realize that ObamaDon’tCare in fact, violates the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness by taking away our liberties and destroying our lives and diminishing our happiness through government control.

    • Secede

      It definitely takes away “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for the doctors !

  • dmbatten

    While she was in there, did she find Amelia Earhart and Atlantis?

  • NormB

    It’s the lead in the environment or tertiary syphilis with this one, I can’t tell. Madness.

    • Secede

      Maybe her mama done dropped her on her head one too many times……

  • riversong1220

    The woman’s a loon She puts out like 20,press releases a day.After the BP spill she said that “oyster persons” would need help too

  • http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/ Red Pill

    Please take this seriously.

    Health care IS in the Constitution that she reads and supports:

    gay rights, health care, … affordable housing

    And she believes in

    Bill of Rights Socialism in the USA

    What the Democratic Socialists believe is all right there in the open.

    Hiding in plain sight.

    Please take this seriously.

  • barney59

    If Hank Johnson and Sheila Jackson Lee had a child….

    • Clayton B

      … never happen, #Gosnell …

  • lillymckim

    A by-product of the state school system…

    • BAW

      No, it’s just a really, really bad part of Houston. I know, I have family living in her district (there are areas that once were pretty nice) who vote for anyone but SJL every two years.

  • Secede

    Someone even dumber than Biden and Obama……

  • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

    This was the only thing that popped into my head.


  • pinkelephant22

    James Madison, father of the Constitution, slightly paraphrased for the Jackson-Lee fan club crowd:

    “I cannot lay my finger on the article in the Constitution which grants Congress a right to spend taxpayer money on charity”

    • Lienathan

      ^this, right here.

  • James Joyce

    Maybe she can find that musket that the Slimy Limy Piers Morgan is always talking about ?

  • NickGranite

    Gee, thanks Sheila Jackson Einstein. You just gave me the constitutional right to pay for healthcare for a bunch of f___in people I don’t know.

  • froggy19510

    Wasn’t she Dr. Maximus in The Planet of the Apes?

  • wiseryet

    When Democrats think of the BEST nation on earth, their minds only come-up with Christmastime, and the Christmas tree they will permit in the park if it has lots of presents under it with their name on them.

  • ceemack

    Well, I would say health care IS a basic human right.

    But a right isn’t something that the government has to buy for you. It’s something the government can’t take away from you.

    Most of us will have the kind of health care we want taken away from us by Obamacare. Obamacare is, therefore, unconstitutional.

    Thanks, Sheila!

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    “Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Constitution implies a right to health care, education”

    She must have been sick that day in school when the subject of implied guaranty vs. expressed guaranty was the topic of discussion.

  • MarcusFenix

    I absolutely believe in helping those who -cannot- help themselves. The truly sick, those who cannot physically or mentally take care of themselves, the elderly…people who genuinely need assistance. I think it is incumbent upon those who can help folks like this to do so.

    On the other hand, I absolutely believe in letting people who -will not- take care of themselves, and who only want a free handout, starve to death and live in a cardboard box. These parasites should be made to live by the original standard set here by John Smith, in Jamestown, when colonists first landed there.

    “If you don’t work, you don’t eat.”

    No more free rides. No more handouts for people who simply choose to leech off the public coffers.

    Just my 2 cents.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      And worth every Penny Marcus! In fact, more like the answer to the Million Dollar Question (Tax Free! XD!) #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • TocksNedlog

    “although health care was not listed per se in the Constitution, it should be a constitutional right,” Lee said.

    — Unfortunately, in order to avoid Death Panels we might have to pass a constitutional amendment making the receiving of health care treatments an enumerated right that the government is barred from infringing upon.

    • Lienathan

      Or we could tell the Fed to get their nose out of it so they can’t impose upon us their decisions as to when we are ‘allowed’ to take advantage of medical care.

  • TocksNedlog

    Of course, we already have a ‘right to health care’; it’s even protected by the Ninth Amendment:
    “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

  • lgander

    And I can find a Constitutional right to dye her hair green and make her eat crow for life.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Definitions for Shiela Jackson-Lee:
    LIFE-The right to be born, and live your life to it’s fullest potential.
    LIBERTY-Freedom from Tyranny, Religious persecution, high taxes, and excessive Government.
    THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS- The FREEDOM to live your life as you see fit, and be successful, without fear or excessive regulations of government.
    #DeclarationOfIndependence 1776
    None of which Ms. Jackson-Lee believes in.
    And can you be more specific about the “CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT” to Healthcare and Education, Please? I don’t speak RANT! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Oh, yeah, I forgot-THE DECLARATION WAS WRITTEN ELEVEN YEARS BEFORE THE CONSTITUTION, SHIELA JACK@$$-LEE! #NoBrainerAlert! #RightWard #PartingShot Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Ookook Eekeek

    if we build too many hospitals in the Unites States, it might tip over

  • Travis D.

    Her Rational is that Health Care is part of “Life’s Pursuit Happiness”
    Let me think, what would make my Life Happier because apparently the Government is really a Genie here to grant Wishes.

  • Jim Chandler

    Sheila Jackson Lee could pay for my college.

  • MadeleineTector

    Shiela Lee is a perfect exampl;e of why we need term limits on any Governmental job except Janitor. Other examples? Ms Norton, n on the Bengahzid group , she must be 90 and it shows. Then there is Barney Frank who is acting very coyly since he marraige, haven’ty seen him once but he still ovtes on things, unfortunately, then there is the group o f8, get rid of this who le gang, they have been in office way too long. 2 years each is all they should hav ebeen allowed. George Wahington couldn’t wait ot get out of office so he oculsd go back ot faming, same with Thomas Jefferson, these men have nothing ot go back ot because they have no other jobs to go back to and no other interests.